VGFacts Submission Guidelines
Before you can submit to the site, you must agree to the following:
1. What is a good submission?
A good submission is a factual piece of information backed by a verifiable source. It should be typed out in full sentences and properly punctuated. And of course, take a quick look and make sure your trivia isn't already on the site. It is written in a way to sound factual. Trivia should not be written as directions or steps to accomplish something nor should it be phrased as if you are talking to the reader or writing a forum post.
Also, when creating a game, specify only its launch consoles unless there is a significant reason to include one on which it was re-released.
Finally, if the information you're linking to in your source isn't immediately obvious, please take advantage of the "Source Notes" box on the submission form. It will help us quickly find what we need to verify your trivia and will only be visible to staff.
For the sake of simplicity, we use the terms developer and publisher interchangeably. When specifying a developer or developers for a game, use the top-most parent company available. This means that, for a subsidiary like HAL Laboratory, you'd specify Nintendo as the developer.
This is an English speaking site so please ensure all submissions are written in English. We understand that English isn't the first language for some of you so you shouldn't worry about that - submissions won't be rejected if your grammar isn't 100% or there's a spelling mistake or two. As long as it's written out properly, it should be fine. Swearing is allowed when relevant to the content you're submitting but otherwise, please try to keep your language a bit more on the tame side.
First and foremost, attachments must be relevant to the trivia you're submitting. Pay attention to the size and type limitations (written next to the upload form) as the system will reject an image that is too large or a file that is not of an accepted format. Try to keep attachments "safe for work" when possible, though if necessary for the trivia at hand and at least somewhat reasonable, we'll overlook this particular rule. Finally, attachments are not required. Don't feel the need to add an image just for the sake of doing so. It the trivia would be improved with a visual, by all means submit one but otherwise, just submit the trivia.
Source links should be from reputable sites whenever possible. A Wikipedia link, for instance, should not be specified if the information you're referencing has a source in the article. In this case, use the source linked in the article directly. Wikipedia is a great tool to help you find the information you're looking for but due to its open nature, we cannot accept Wikipedia articles as sources. Please don't just use an image as a source; this tells us nothing. Link to an article about the trivia, or if you have gathered information from multiple places on the net, create an thread in The Trivia Evidence Board and use that as your source. Please leave images as attachments only!
6. Revisions by Staff
The VGFacts staff reserves the right to edit or remove any content for any reason. In general, we'll only make edits for clarification or to fix spelling or grammar and we'll only delete something if it has been proven to be completely inaccurate. With that said though, we ask that you please respect the decisions of the staff.